Thursday, October 30, 2014

Retro Halloween Party Games & Recipes: 1960

Happy Halloween. Love Betty Crocker's Party Book from 1960. Lots of different Halloween recipes, games and centerpieces! Different holidays in the book, but the following pages are for Halloween, lots of sugar and chocolate! Cute illustrations, too! Enjoy!



Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Antique Halloween Chocolate Molds

This Halloween I thought I'd post some pictures of great Chocolate Molds. After all, Halloween is all about chocolate! These are not my molds. I only have one! But I love these antique metal chocolate molds and wonder about the chocolatiers, the children and everyone else who enjoyed the chocolate that was shaped in them.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

WITCH CHOCOLATE MOLDS



PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE MOLDS





BLACK CAT CHOCOLATE MOLD



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Chocolate Pumpkin Cocktails

There are so many pumpkin liqueurs on the market at this time of year. Check out DrinkoftheWeek.com for a review of pumpkin liqueurs.  It's my opinion that pumpkin needs chocolate, so I put together three recipes for Chocolate Pumpkin Cocktail recipes for Halloween. These can be served all through the Fall. But you knew that, right? The first two recipes call for Pumpkin Liqueur, but the last one uses other liqueurs and some pumpkin spice.

CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN COCKTAIL

3 ounces Pumpkin Liqueur
Chocolate (melted)

Shake pumpkin liqueur with ice in cocktail shaker.
Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Slowly add melted chocolate to glass.

WHITE CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN MARTINI

Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
2 ounces Vanilla Vodka
1/2 ounces Pumpkin Liqueur
1 tsp whipped cream

Pour white chocolate liqueur, vodka, and pumpkin liqueur into shaker filled with ice.
Shake. Pour into martini glass. Optional: Add whipped cream.

CHOCOLATE PUMPKIN MARTINI

3/4 ounce Vanilla Vodka
1/2 ounce Bailey's
1/2 ounce Kahlua
1/2 ounce Crème de Cacao
1/4 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
Pinch cayenne pepper
Ice cubes

In cocktail shaker, combine Vanilla Vodka, Bailey's, Kahlua & Crème de Cacao, Pumpkin Pie Spice, and cayenne pepper. Add ice; cover and shake until very cold. Strain into chilled martini glass.

Photo: DrinkoftheWeek.com

National Chocolate Day: Cartoon of the Day

Today is National Chocolate Day. Every day is Chocolate Day on DyingforChocolate.com. Here's a great comic from one of my favorite cartoonist, Sandra Boynton.